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Status Delivered
Workspace Connectivity
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 25, 2020

Test and provide documentation to provide support for more recent Parquet file formats.

The current Parquet/Orc file instructions provide support for Parquet 1.9.0, which is now 3.5 years old. We have vendors who want to use Parquet to feed their big data lakes, and we are struggling to support them with this old format, even in an initial POC.

Needed by Date Apr 3, 2020
  • Admin
    Virginie Grandhaye
    Aug 31, 2020

    We recently delivered a patch for the File Connector ( which when used with the option CC_USE_LATEST_FILECC_JARS=parquetstream.jar should support the latest parquet API.

  • Admin
    Scott Brokaw
    Jun 3, 2020

    Thank you for the idea. We will look into updating the version of Parquet API in use with the File Connector.